Muthianwali (Kulwant BSF Post)

4 documented cases implicating security forces based in Muthianwali (Kulwant BSF Post):


Amritsar District

Patti Subdistrict
Sarwan Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Muthianwala

Firozpur District

Firozpur Subdistrict
Fumman Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sultanwala
Karnail Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sultanwala
Zira Subdistrict
Nishan Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Padhri

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Muthianwali (Kulwant BSF Post):

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 4
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

25.0% Not married 1
 
 
75.0% Married 3

If married, did the victim have children?

75.0% Yes 3
 


Total children surviving victims: 6


Religion

100.0% Sikh 4
 

Caste

50.0% Non-Jat 2
 
 
50.0% Jat 2

Age

50.0% 18-33 2
 
50.0% 34-49 2
 

Education

50.0% No education 2
 
50.0% Middle school 2
 

Employment

100.0% Farmer/agriculture 4
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 4
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 4

Prior torture

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
25.0% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 3

Witnesses to abduction

75.0% Yes 3
 

Victim abduction location

50.0% Victim’s residence 2
 
25.0% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
50.0% No 2

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

50.0% Denied involvement 2
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
75.0% No 3

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 4
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

50.0% 1 victim 2
 
50.0% 3 victims 2
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 4

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

25.0% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

25.0% Yes 1
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
75.0% No 3
 

Condition of corpse, if known

50.0% Bullet wounds 2
 
25.0% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
25.0% Bruises 1
 
25.0% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
25.0% No 1

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

75.0% BSF 3
 
25.0% Army 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% BSF 4
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

0.0% Combatant 0
 
 
75.0% Non-combatant 3

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
75.0% No 3

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 4

Approached security officials

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
50.0% No 2

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

100.0% Afraid of retaliation 4
 
75.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 3
 
50.0% Couldn’t afford 2
 

Remedies desired from government

100.0% Employment 4
 
75.0% Monetary compensation to family 3
 
50.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
25.0% Investigations into abuses 1
 
25.0% Truth commission 1
 

Year & District  

District

25.0% Amritsar 1
 
75.0% Firozpur 3
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
50.0% 1987 2
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
25.0% 1990 1
 
25.0% 1991 1
 
0.0% 1992 0
 
0.0% 1993 0
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
0.0% 1997 0
 
0.0% 1998 0
 
0.0% 1999 0
 
0.0% 2000 0
 
0.0% 2001 0
 
0.0% 2002 0
 
0.0% 2003 0
 
0.0% 2004 0
 
0.0% 2005 0
 
0.0% 2006 0
 
0.0% 2007 0
 
0.0% 2012 0
 

Boundaries based on the 2001 census. Read about our methodology.